Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:10am

A 2 yo male presents refusing to bear weight on his right leg.  There is no known trauma.  Parents report he is very active and playful with older siblings.  He has focal tenderness over the distal tibia.  No fever and no pain with range of motion at the hip.  What's the diagnosis?

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Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:32am

Independently interpreting plain film imaging is an essential skill for the Emergency Medicine provider. Among the most notorious of injuries likely to be missed is the Maisonneuve fracture. In this post we demonstrate the "can't miss" imaging findings to ensure that you don't make the mistake of thinking this is "just an ankle sprain!"

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Severe Asthma
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 5:00am

Asthma is one of the most common causes of respiratory distress seen in the emergency department. Most often, our patients will get better with some nebulizers and steroids. But when this fails, treatment becomes more complicated and patients can decompensate quickly. What are your options to step up therapy in your most severe asthma cases?

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Sat, 08/24/2019 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 08/23/2019 - 6:00am

Patients presenting to the ED with critical illness may require transfer to a different hospital for a higher level of care or for services unavailable locally.  Here are some considerations to be made when tansferring a critically ill patient.

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Thu, 08/22/2019 - 7:00am
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 9:00am

A 60 yo M presents to the ED for head trauma.

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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:17am

As with most complaints in Emergency Medicine, headaches are usually benign and self-limited conditions. Occasionally, however, the etiology can be potentially devastating, particularly in post-partum patients...

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Mon, 08/19/2019 - 5:00am

Your patient is seizing, your benzo didn't work, what's next?  

Knowing your action plan for a patient in status epilepticus is crucial. Preparation = success! Review this chart until you've got a 1st, 2nd & 3rd line medication, with doses, always ready in your mind. If you've got this down already, how about for pediatrics?

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Sat, 08/17/2019 - 6:00am

 

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